How to Hide File Behind Image ?





Introduction: How to Hide File Behind Image ?

About: I love making new things i am very passionate towards computer programming. I know java,C#, C++,HTML ,PHP.

this is instructable to show how to hide file behind image.

In order to do this you should have basic understanding of command line, but if you don't know check out tutorial

Step 1: Select an Image to Be Used for Hiding File Behind the Image.

Step 2: Now Select a File to Hide Behind the Image and Make It in .RAR Format. With the Help of the WinRAR.

And most important is that paste both the files on desktop.

You may do this anywhere instead of desktop if you have some basic understanding of command line.

Step 3: Now Open Cmd

type :

cd desktop

and press enter

note:CD stands for change directory by typing above command you change your directory to desktop

Step 4: Type Command Given Below

Copy /b imagename.jpg + filename.rar finalimage.jpg

  • Replace imagename.jpg with the name of image you want your file to be hidden behind. Don't forget to add image format (Eg: .jpg,.png,.gif)
  • Replace filename with name of your file you want to hide. It must be in .rar format.
  • Finally Replace finalimage.jpg with whatever name you want your final image with hidden files should be. This is the image where your file will be hidden.
  • in my case it will be

Copy /b images.jpg + lock.rar hidden.jpg

Step 5: Now When You Will Try to Open This Newly Created Image It Will Open As Normal Image, But to Open You Hidden File You Need Follow Steps Given Below.

1. Open winrar

2. Now locate your image and open it or simply drag your image in winrar.

3. Extract the file and done.



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    I don't like the fact you have to use WinRAR to do this. You should be able to do it without.

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    ok i will get back to you with a way without winrar

    I thought this was going to be a steganography tutorial, still a cool instructable! :)

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    okay i will upload one instructable for steganography too :)

    could you make also tutorial how to decrypt a file with stegtools? i was trying to find a program and learn some basics but failed horribly...

    yeah i can help just inbox me what exactly you want to learn

    Nice instructable. I did similar stuff back in DOS days (files behind files) and early windows days. Even with Commodore C64 and PET. Now days I accidentally hide files from myself all the time and am not always able to find them! LOL

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    Nice i would like learn that too

    Its really a good trick :D .......... I tried it on windows 7 but I didn't worked. Getting an error of invalid file format

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    Awesome!but how do I change the directory back to normal, I mean back from desktop to C:drive?????